Host Liquor Liability Insurance

High-Quality Liquor Liability Insurance For Event Hosts

Which Liquor Liability Policy Does Your Business Need?

If your business serves or furnishes alcohol, you need liquor liability insurance to protect it from the devastating cost of liquor liability claims. If your business does not serve alcohol but still allows it to be served at your events or locations—either by other companies or by event attendees—you can instead protect your business with a short-term host liquor liability policy, provided by our partners at

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No two businesses are the same. Your business faces a unique set of risks that require a unique combination of insurance policies. With Insurance Canopy, you can create a customized, comprehensive insurance plan perfect for your business needs.

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Liquor Liability Insurance

Just one liquor liability claim could cost your business hundreds of thousands of dollars and damage your reputation. Insurance Canopy’s liquor liability insurance is designed to protect your business from the financial impact of liquor liability claims.

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Insurance Canopy provides business owners like you with high-quality liability insurance that doesn’t break the bank. With general and liquor liability, business equipment coverage, and more, you can rest easy knowing you have the protection you need.

Coverage Details

Basic Coverage Limits Shown Below

The most your policy will pay for bodily injury and property damage claims that you become legally obligated to pay.


The maximum amount your policy will pay for bodily injury and property damage claims that result from the products you use to perform your services. However, it does not cover your products that are sold or distributed.


The amount that your policy will pay for claims arising out of one or more of the following offenses: – False Arrest, detention or imprisonment
– Malicious prosecution
– Wrongful Eviction or Wrongful Entry
– Oral or written publications that slander or libels a person or organization
– Oral or written publication or material that violates a person’s right of privacy
– The use of another’s advertising idea in your advertisement.


The maximum the insurance carrier will pay for a bodily injury or property damage claim that you become legally obligated to pay.


Applies to damage by fire to premises rented to the insured and to damage regardless of cause to premises (including contents) occupied by the insured for 7 days or less.


Reimburses others, without regard to the insured’s liability, for medical or funeral expenses incurred by such persons as a result of bodily injury (BI) or death sustained by accident under the conditions specified in the policy.


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Liquor Liability Insurance

If your business sells or furnishes alcohol, you need liquor liability insurance to protect it. According to state dram shop laws, your business could be held liable for accidents caused by individuals you served alcohol to. Insurance Canopy’s liquor liability insurance can mitigate and even eliminate the out-of-pocket cost you may be required to pay for alcohol-related accidents.

Insurance Canopy’s liquor liability insurance includes:

  • Annual policy starting as low as $399* / year
  • General and liquor liability coverage
  • Business equipment coverage
  • Additional policy options and increased limits

*the cost of liquor liability insurance varies by state

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Host Liquor Liability Insurance

Even if your business does not sell or furnish alcohol, you can still be held liable for accidents caused by intoxicated individuals as long as you allow the selling and consumption of alcohol at your event. Through our partners at, you can protect your business from the cost of liquor liability claims with a short-term liquor liability event policy.

The Event Helper’s liquor liability event insurance includes:

  • Short-term event policy starting at $66
  • General and liquor liability insurance

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Questions About Host Liquor Liability Insurance

Host liquor liability insurance is designed to protect event organizers, venue owners, party hosts, and other businesses the cost of liquor liability claims arising from alcohol-related accidents. To qualify for coverage, your business must not serve alcohol as part of your business operation but still allow the serving and drinking of alcohol on their premises or event. Host liquor liability insurance does not cover businesses that directly sell, manufacture, or furnish alcoholic beverages.

If your business does sell alcohol, you may qualify for liquor liability coverage. Hosts who hire caterers or bartenders to serve alcohol at their event should require them to carry a liquor liability policy and add them as an additional insured.

Yes. As a party or event host, you could be held responsible for your guest’s actions if you serve alcohol.

This includes:

  • BBQs
  • Anniversary, birthday, baby showers, or any other milestone celebrations
  • Company or corporate events
  • Luncheons or dinners

Anyone who suffers bodily injury or property damage by an intoxicated person can sue the person who provided the alcohol. Host liquor liability lawsuits and expenses are substantial and could include criminal charges. Costs sometimes reach into hundreds of thousands of dollars. Even if you are not found negligent, court costs to defend yourself can be expensive.

Your liability may depend upon your state’s social host liability laws. In some states, social host liability laws are similar to the state’s dram shop laws. In other states, there are no specific social host liability laws; however, those states don’t stop you from being sued by the injured person. For this reason, carrying general liability insurance with host liquor coverage is a wise choice, even if it’s not explicitly required of you.

Eighteen states have social host liability laws and nine states have social host laws specific to minors.

The Event Helper offers policies starting at $66 for an event.

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